By John Thomas Tuft

(In my current work in progress, THE NIGHTCROSSER, our hero Josh Sparrow, after a SWAT sniper shooting gone tragically wrong, is on the run with Jodie, the pregnant wife of a mobster, and they find refuge in a small mountain town where Josh must pass for the new minister of the community church. Early on he finds himself sitting by a campfire with the enigmatic Billy, who has some wisdom to share with Josh):

The night sounds of the woods composed a chorale of insect songs, small animals rustling, tree frogs harmonizing…